Most people know or have a rough estimate of how fast they are in a quarter mile, but have you ever wondered how fast your car or bike can go in a standing mile? The Texas Mile, now held 3 times a year, is a national event held at an old airport in Goliad, TX, where speed demons zoom down a runway to see what their top speed is at the 1 mile mark. 220 participants registered for unlimited runs down the mile for either 2 or 3 days while 30 others were on the waiting list to take up the spots of any cancellations or no shows. I wanted to test my bimmer out there, but I had to hold back the awesome power of my 150HP BMW 323i as I still had to get back to Houston.
Today we will learn how to play the Turbo4.
Exam on Friday.
It’s F1 Season! After watching the Australian Grand Prix, I remembered I had a classic F1 pictures folder; pictures that I have collected scouring the interwebs during my sleepless nights. It’s amazing how these cars developed in design and technology over time. I probably have over 100 pictures of classic Formula 1 moments and this Nostalgic Wednesday I have selected a few of my favorites for your viewing pleasure.
When the infamous Linhbergh Nguyen of SpeedHunters fame asked me to put together a makeshift Mazda Miata meet here in Houston, I thought to myself, “how in the hell am I going to pull this off?”. It’s no secret that Linhbergh fancies the Mazda roadster, and if you just google “Linhbergh Miata”, you’ll find example after example of his work.
MaydayGarage has teamed up with our good friends at SpeedHunters to bring you the MaydayGarage/SpeedHunters All Japanese Nostalgic Car Meet this Friday, April 1st!
Located in the heart of Downtown Houston, this meet will take place at MoonTower Inn, Houston’s BEST hotdog stand serving exotic meats such as duck, wild boar, pheasant, lamb, venison, and rabbit all served on a warm pretzel bun. MoonTower Inn is also known for their excellent draft beer and huge outdoor venue. A popular spot for cyclists and foodies, MoonTower Inn is also hugely popular with the best chefs in Houston.
Moon Tower Inn
Houston, TX 77003
This meet will be held on the streets (very wide) surrounding MoonTower Inn and will start at 5pm sharp. If you want to get your classic JDM ride some serious exposure on MaydayGarage and SpeedHunters‘ blogs, be sure to be there before 7pm where the sunlight is at it’s optimum.
This All Japanese Nostalgic Car Meet is geared towards all Japanese makes pre-1990. Whether they are Datsun 510’s, 240Z’s, Toyota Coronas, Celicas, AE86’s, Mazda RX3’s, RX-7’s or Honda Civic EF’s, everyone is welcomed to attend and both MaydayGarage and SpeedHunters will be looking for unique rides to feature.
So come out and have some great beer and an exotic hotdog and meet your fellow JDM Classic brethren!
Check out Moontower’s Facebook Page!
Straight from Tennessee to TX2K11, this balls out, show AND go supra was hard to miss. Rocking the Ridox carbon fiber body kit, this crazy blue Toyota Supra was our favorite Supra at TX2K11. Now’s your chance to grab the wallpaper version of this awesome ride.